At first, it was stated that the item level for Mists of Pandaria Raid Finder was 463, meaning that a would be raider would have to gear entirely with heroic dungeon items or better.
This item level was revised downwards to 460, for the first half of Mogu’shan Vaults, the first Raid Finder instance to open, and this is where the confusion starts. Rumors have abounded that the item level required for the second half of the Mogu’shan Vaults raid finder was 470, so Community Manager Crithto has stepped in to clarify:
The second half of Mogu’shan Vaults is the same as the first half. The required item level players must have is 460.
Once Heart of Fear and Terrace of Endless Spring open up, they will have a required item level of 470, with both raid dungeons dropping improved gear.
To recap Raid Finder item levels:
- First half of Mogushan Vaults: 460 ilevel required
- Second half of Mogushan Vaults: 460 ilevel required
- Heart of Fear: 470 ilevel required
- Terrace of Endless Spring: 470 ilevel required